Kenta Hotokezaka

I am an associate professor at RESCEU, University of Tokyo. I have worked on astrophysics including: gravitational waves from compact binary mergers, electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational-wave events, the origin of elements, gamma-ray bursts, and evolution of binary stars.

I received a PhD in Physics from Kyoto University in 2014 under the supervision of Prof. Takashi Nakamura and Prof. Masaru Shibata, with a thesis focused on a numerical relativity simulation of binary neutron star mergers and their multi-messenger signatures. I worked at Hebrew University of Jerusalem from 2014 to 2016. I was a Flatiron research fellow at CCA at Simons Foundation in 2017, and a Lyman Spitzer Jr. fellow at Princeton University from 2017 to 2019.